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Park Guell

Nestled in the north of Barcelona, you'll find this beautiful park designed by Gaudí himself.

When you wander the streets of Barcelona everywhere you turn, something new will catch your eye on the impressive cityscape. However, for a rather different perspective on this beautiful city, head to Park Guell in the Gracia district to the north of the town centre, for beautiful views and where you’ll certainly be able to get your bearings. Designed by Gaudí and built between 1900 and 1914, it has many quirky fixtures including its covered walkways, a mosaic-tiled terrace, and famous gingerbread-style houses.

Spanning over 150,000 square metres, the park was originally destined to be the site of a housing complex for the great and the good of Catalonia. However, only two houses from the original plans were ever built – one of which was home to Gaudí himself, and is open to this day as the Gaudí House Museum. Pay a visit to this museum to see the architect’s furniture and to find out more about his great works.

Enter the park through the entrance at the foot of the hill, passing by the unmissable giant gingerbread house-style gatehouses. At the bottom of a stairway, Stop for a photo in front of the mosaic statue in front of the dragon fountain.

From this point, continue up the hill to the mosaic terrace situated at the summit. Shaped in the form of a sea serpent, the terrace offers an unparalleled vantage point from which to look out and admire the entire city. In the summer, the crowds flock here to watch the sun go down – though it’s less busy if you are visiting in the winter months.

Follow the walking paths that cross the park to see shrubbery filling the space. There are benches dotted around which were designed by the legendary Spanish architect and are the ideal place to catch your breath and sit for a while.

The entrance to Park Guell is 20 minutes’ walk uphill from the closest metro station. Catching a bus is also an option. The park is free to enter and opens from 10 a.m. every day, though closing times vary throughout the year.


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Catalonia Park Güell NZ$80
Catalonia Park Güell

Catalonia Park Güell

Pg. Mare de Déu del Coll, 10, Barcelona, Barcelona
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Gracia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila are also within 2 miles (3 km). Penitents Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vallcarca Station is 6 minutes.

    Casa Vilaró
    Casa Vilaró

    Casa Vilaró

    Avinguda Coll del Portell, 67, Gracia, Barcelona
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Barcelona guesthouse is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Park Guell, Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia. Casa Batllo and Placa de Catalunya are also within 3 mi (5 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

      House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room NZ$248
      House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room

      House Vilaró Park Guell. Double Room

      Avenida Coll del Portell, 67, Gracia, Barcelona, Catalonia
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Barcelona villa is located by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Gaudi Experiencia and Gaudi House Museum. Park Guell and Passeig de Gracia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

        Casa Vilaro Park Guell Charming House With Pool and 15 Minutes From Plaza Cataluña
        Casa Vilaro Park Guell Charming House With Pool and 15 Minutes From Plaza Cataluña

        Casa Vilaro Park Guell Charming House With Pool and 15 Minutes From Plaza Cataluña

        67 Av. del Coll del Portell, Barcelona, Catalonia
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Gracia, this historic holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Gaudi Experiencia and Gaudi House Museum. Park Guell and Passeig de Gracia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes by foot and Lesseps Station is 9 minutes.

          Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell
          Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell

          Private Attic Room Next to Parc Guell With sea Views - Casa Portell

          59B Avinguda del Coll del Portell, Barcelona, Catalonia
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Gracia, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Gaudi Experiencia and Gaudi House Museum. Park Guell and Passeig de Gracia are also within 1 mile (2 km). Lesseps Station is 9 minutes by foot and Vallcarca Station is 9 minutes.

            Hotel Ronda Lesseps NZ$101
            Hotel Ronda Lesseps

            Hotel Ronda Lesseps

            Carrer Ballester,77-81, Barcelona, Barcelona
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Gracia, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Park Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Sagrada Familia and Placa de Catalunya are also within 3 mi (5 km). Lesseps Station is only a 4-minute walk and Vallcarca Station is 6 minutes.

              Factory Hostels Barcelona
              Factory Hostels Barcelona

              Factory Hostels Barcelona

              Carrer de Molist 5, Barcelona, Barcelona
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Gracia, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Gaudi Experiencia, Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Passeig de Gracia and Sagrada Familia are also within 2 miles (3 km). Alfons X Station is 11 minutes by foot and Joanic Station is 13 minutes.

                Sunny AND Quiet Apartment IN Park Güell. Free Wifi. 2 Bedrooms + Kitchen-salon. Easy Parking. Swimming-pool 200m
                Sunny AND Quiet Apartment IN Park Güell. Free Wifi. 2 Bedrooms + Kitchen-salon. Easy Parking. Swimming-pool 200m

                Sunny AND Quiet Apartment IN Park Güell. Free Wifi. 2 Bedrooms + Kitchen-salon. Easy Parking. Swimming-pool 200m

                Carrer de Pau Ferran 27, Barcelona, Catalonia
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the centre of Barcelona, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum. Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gracia are also within 2 miles (3 km). El Coll - La Teixonera Station is 7 minutes by foot and Vallcarca Station is 12 minutes.